The Fighter



The Fighter


Biographical sports drama detailing lives of professional boxer Micky Ward and older half-brother Dicky Eklund. The David O. Russell film was nominated for 7 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.


The film was inspired by a documentary featuring the Eklund-Ward family titled High on Crack Street: Lost Lives in Lowell. Christian Bale and Melissa Leo both won Oscars in the Supporting Actor categories, the first film to feature 2 winners in the categories since Hannah and Her Sisters.

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